Our Commitment

500 Startups is an organization with strong commitment to the accountability and integrity of our culture. Our Code of Conduct contains general guidelines for conducting business with the highest standards of ethics.

We feel strongly about preventing harassment and discrimination in the workplace and ensuring that the 500 Startups culture is one that is safe, inclusive, and welcoming to a diverse range of founders and employees. We are committed to preventing harassment of any form and to ensure that any complaints of misconduct against 500 employees are dealt with quickly, responsibly, promptly and confidentially.

500 Startups is committed to an environment where open, honest communications are the expectation, not the exception. We want you to feel comfortable in approaching management in instances where you believe violations of policies or standards have occurred.

In situations where you prefer to place an anonymous report in confidence, you are encouraged to use this hotline, hosted by a third party hotline provider, EthicsPoint. You are encouraged to submit reports relating to violations stated in our Code of Conduct, as well as asking for guidance related to policies and procedure and providing positive suggestions and stories.

The information you provide will be sent to us by EthicsPoint on a totally confidential and anonymous basis if you should choose. You have our guarantee that your comments will be heard.

See the EthicsPoint FAQs for more information.


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